Monday, May 19, 2014

Lauka (Calabash/Opo-Squash)- Potato Curry Recipe!!

After cauliflower curry (Recipe), here is another basic yet delicious Lauka (Calabash/Opo-Sqaush) Curry recipe. I prepare lauka in ghee/butter instead of oil because I find it more tastier this way. I also mix potato and green peas in this recipe to make the gravy texture and love it with rice/bread. So, here you go guys, enjoy the step by step process to prepare the very authentic lauka curry.
So good! :x

Prep time: 5min(s) Cook time: 25min(s) Total time: 30min(s) 

Things you will need:
  1. Calabash/Opo-squash (1 medium sized, diced)
  2. Potatoes (2 medium sized, diced)
  3. Green Peas (1 cup)
  4. Red/Green Chilies (2)
  5. Tomatoes (2 medium sized, finely chopped)
  6. Onion (1 medium sized, finely sliced)
  7. Fenugreek seeds (1 tea spoon)
  8. Mustard seeds (2 tea spoons)
  9. Cumin seeds (1 tea spoon)
  10. Butter/Ghee (3 table spoons)
  11. Salt (according to the taste)
  12. Turmeric powder (2 tea spoons)
  13. Cumin-Coriander powder (1 table spoon)
  14. Red chili powder (1/2 table spoon)
  15. Ginger-Garlic paste (1 table spoon)
  16. Water (4-5 cups)
  • Heat ghee/butter in a pressure cooker. Add red chilies, fenugreek, mustard and cumin seeds. Fry until seeds are golden brown.
  • Add onion and fry until golden brown.
  • Add diced potato, green peas, lauka, salt and turmeric. Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, cumin-coriander and red chili powder. Stir properly and cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Heat should be set on medium.
  • Add water and close the pressure cooker lid and cook the food until it whistles twice. Make sure to set the heat on medium.
  • Open the lid and serve hot with either rice or bread :)